The SOLO with Supports Program (SWS) is a community-based program that assesses and teaches living skills and self-advocacy to teens who require extra supports as they move towards adulthood and supported independent living. Often youth in this program will transfer to the adult support system(s) such as Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), and/or Adult Mental Health (AHS Programs and Services).
The Therapeutic Youth Worker (with Mental Health focus) will provide 1:1 support to participants who require intensive support in their day-to-day life, to maintain a safe and positive environment. Responding to episodes of crisis and implementing outlined safety plans will be required. Duties include but are not limited to:
40 hours per week, Full-Time, (1 year contract with possibility of extension) position. The successful candidate must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, days, evenings and some weekends.
$51,528 - $52,728 plus remuneration for on-call.
Extended Health after 3 months of employment, dental after one year.
Starting at 3 weeks per year.
Please email your cover letter and resume to Mel Young by May 11, 2022.
Regardless of whether or not there are any current full-time job postings/openings, we always accept resumes from exceptional people who are willing and able to work for Chimo on an hourly or casual basis in the following positions:
The Solo with Supports (SWS) program is a community-based program that assesses and teaches living skills to teens requiring extra support in determining their ability to live independently. The youth in the program live in a Mentor Support Home or in the Chimo 5 Transition Home and receive hands-on 24-hour supervision and support. Youth are also assigned an SWS Coordinator who is responsible for case management using a comprehensive client centered approach.
These are fee-for-service positions, where the hours of work per week are dependent on the client caseload and availability of shifts (up to a maximum of 44 hours per week).
Successful candidates for these positions will have a keen desire for working with youth and young adults with varied developmental abilities and be able to work independently as well as in a team context.
Applicants must have a relevant college diploma or university degree and some experience related to Human Services or Community Rehabilitation.
The hourly salary for the FFS Youth Worker is $22.05 which includes holiday pay.
If you meet the above qualifications and have a passion for working with youth, please send your resume and cover letter to Melanie Young. Please include your availability to work in your cover letter.
DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR LIVING AND WORKING WITH YOUTH?
ARE YOU CARING, COMPASSIONATE AND ABLE TO BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS?
DO YOU WANT TO “WORK” WITH YOUTH IN A TRULY COMPREHENSIVE WAY?
In the Solo With Supports (SWS) Program, youth entering the program are matched to live with Roommate Mentors. Mentors provide the experience of living in a shared space as well as in-home supports to young people who are developing identity, relationships, boundaries, personal expectations, dreams, hobbies, practical skills, community awareness, ambition, vocation, emotional wellness, etc. The intention is to best support them while they transition into adulthood.
Transitioning to adulthood can be particularly challenging for youth who have experienced atypical family structures, hurdles in emotional wellness, lack of nurturing experiences and some developmental roadblocks to name a few. In Solo With Supports, we begin this transition with building trust and relationships, closely followed by empowerment so that youth are open to learning other life skills and living skills. Roommate Mentors are an important part of the team as the living environment provides the nurturance for the journey ahead. Mentors are trained and supported to co-create with the youth, a new physical and relational environment.
During the time that the youth resides in your home, Roommate Mentors will be open to mentoring the youth as well as learning from the youth. Living skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice. Providing opportunities to learn and practice these skills in a nurturing environment is of great benefit to our youth.
Our program works with youth up to 24 years of age and their families. We are looking for mentors to provide long-term, short-term and respite placements for our youth. Placements can be a year or longer and respite is provided by Roommate Mentors on short-term basis.
Work closely with the Supervisor to develop an understanding of:
This is a contracted position.
Please email your resume accompanied with a cover letter to:
Chimo Youth Retreat Centre
Solo with Supports
Attn: Julian Wigg
The Chimo Youth Retreat Centre is a non-profit organization that has served youth and families in the Edmonton region for 50 years.
We are currently seeking qualified Relief (wage) Child and Youth Care Workers for our TSIL Program. Relief staff choose shifts that are available using an online booking system.
Chimo Youth Retreat Centre operates 5 TSIL homes in Edmonton. Two homes are for pregnant and/or parenting youth and three homes are co-ed for youth between the ages of 13 and 18. All of our TSIL homes offer safe and supportive environments to youth while assisting them to return home or transition into independent or semi-independent living settings.
Applicants must have a college diploma or university degree in human services. Experience working with youth in a residential setting is a definite asset. Experience with babies and young children is also an asset for the parenting home. Applicants must have good written and verbal communication skills.
Clear, current (within 6 months) Criminal Records Check and Children’s Services Intervention Check. A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance is a requirement of the position. Availability to cover a variety of shifts including evening, overnight, and weekend shifts is an asset. Relief staff must commit to working a minimum of 3 shifts per month to remain on the relief list and can work up to 44 hours per week depending on availability staff and shift availability.
The wage for the Relief position is $22.05 per hour for daytime and evening (awake) shifts and $15.00 per hour for overnight (sleep) shifts. Holiday pay is included in the above wages. Relief staff do not qualify for employee benefits.
The Chimo 5 Transition Home is a group living program that aims to support young people learn the skills to live full and complete lives in our community. The young people living at Chimo 5 Transition Home have status with the Alberta government - either Children’s Services or Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). The Chimo 5 program prepares young people to return to living with their families or to transition to adult living situations and adult services (i.e. Persons with Developmental Disabilities).
The Chimo 5 Transition Home program is currently Relief Staff (wage staff): Relief staff choose from available shifts through an online booking system. Relief staff must work a minimum of 3 shifts per month and can work up to 44 hours per week. Availability for Sunday shifts is an asset.
The wage for the relief position is $22.05/hour for awake daytime and evening shifts and $15.00/hour for overnight sleep shifts.
This position requires a diploma or degree in Child and Youth Care or a related field. Requirements of the positions include but are not limited to: day to day operations of the home, implementation of the residents’ in-home programming, daily documentation/reporting, teamwork and advocacy.
Chimo offers student placements in all program areas. It is our intention to promote and integrate learning into our work. In a welcoming environment, Chimo will help meet the needs of each student achieve their educational goals while building on their potential and promoting professional standards in the work-place.
After reviewing the program descriptions on our website, please email Joan Brophy if you are interested in learning more about our student placement options and/or the application process.
To contact staff in individual programs, see Our Team
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